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Kenmore, Washington

Kenmore is a city located in King County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,678.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Education
3 Demographics


Kenmore is located at 47°45'10" North, 122°14'50" West (47.752870, -122.247360)1, on the northern shore of Lake Washington.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.2 km² (6.3 mi²). 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.60% water.


Kenmore is home to Bastyr University, a leading school of naturopathic medicine.


As of the
census of 2000, there are 18,678 people, 7,307 households, and 4,961 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,168.8/km² (3,028.7/mi²). There are 7,562 housing units at an average density of 473.2/km² (1,226.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.70% White, 1.39% African American, 0.37% Native American, 7.16% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 2.96% from two or more races. 3.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,307 households out of which 33.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% are non-families. 24.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the city the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $61,756, and the median income for a family is $72,139. Males have a median income of $50,160 versus $35,570 for females. The per capita income for the city is $31,692. 5.7% of the population and 4.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.7% are under the age of 18 and 4.1% are 65 or older.